Greater White-fronted Goose – Карельский зоопарк

Greater White-fronted Goose

Class: Birds

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

Weight: 2.1-4.5 kg

Height: up to 90 cm

Body length: 70-90 cm

Color: plumage is grayish-brown with a wavy pattern on the neck and belly

Age of sexual maturity: 240 days of life

Gestation period: 3 months

Lifespan: up to 20-25 years

Habitat: nests on quiet waters in Northern and Central Europe, as well as in the temperate zone of Asia up to the Far East

Diet: grass, bran, grains, root vegetables

Did you know?

  • This bird is very cautious and careful. At the same time, it is brave and strong. Even when wounded, the goose continues to fend off attacks from the aggressor, striking with its wings, often causing serious injuries even to large animals like dogs.
  • This species flies relatively low, except during seasonal migrations. During long flights, geese can soar to considerable heights.
  • Wild geese raised by a domesticated female still retain their instincts, and with the onset of autumn, they migrate south. After wintering, they often return to the home of the person who domesticated them.